DIY Mexican Hot Chocolate

I finally got my butt in gear and made the Christmas presents I had been planning on doing all season… one week before Christmas, wooo!

DIY Hot Chocolate
In progress!!

This is the first time I’ve DIY-ed presents for my loved ones and, thing is, I’m really proud of them! I made home-made Mexican hot chocolate mix out of powdered milk, cocoa, and copious amounts of sugar! I also added a little bit of cinnamon and an even litter bit of chili power, and I must say (I sampled some) it’s quite tasty! Picture time!

DIY Hot Chocolates
Now to add some attractive ribbon and hand them out! Also, gotta love the irony of hot chocolate in a Tostito's jar!

Before this, I made myself dinner, using a recipe that was mostly vague guidelines that my friend gave me yesterday… and I think they turned out delicious! I now give you…. rosemary potatoes…

Rosemary Potatoes
potatoes, olive oil, rosemary, salt, pepper, paprika...

Hot chocolate recipe below… Click to continue!

2 1/4 cups nonfat dry milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 pinches chili powder

Directions: whisk all dry ingredients together frantically!
Add boiling water to 3 tablespoons of mix in a normal sized mug :)


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